Disgression

Ryder Turkich

Shenton College

Year 12

Oil on canvas

76 x 101 cm

The purpose of my artwork is to represent the emotions of someone exploring expression outside the rules of their gender. The result of gender conformity being engraved into society is that the character feels like a monster for simply wanting to express themselves in a more feminine way. The work is intended to show how expectations based on gender are outdated and people should be able to express themselves for who they are.

The soulless, shadowy figure represents the toxic extreme of the hyper-masculine.

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